Last updated on August 7th, 2022 at 10:02 pm
Ahh, summer! The weather’s nice and sunny, the kids are out of school, and everyone’s happy…at least for a little while. If boredom is starting to creep in, or if you’re just looking for some fun new ideas, check out our summer bucket list for kids. Then, dive into the season with our list of 40 things to do this summer.
(Want to print this list? Head to the bottom of the page.)
Summer Bucket List for Kids
- Make homemade ice cream.
- Paint “pet” rocks.
- Visit yard and estate sales.
- Find local free museums to visit. Most cities have free museums or free admissions day. (Check out this post if you’re a Bank of America customer for their free museums program.)
- Visit a splash park.
- Have a bonfire and make s’mores.
- Go to a local fair or festival.
- Learn to hula hoop.
- Go for a bike ride.
- Visit a farmer’s market.
- Go swimming, even better–visit a water park.
- Go to a baseball game.
- Make root beer floats.
- Have a scavenger hunt outside, Or, have a scavenger hunt inside with this indoor scavenger hunt list. If you’re making a list for little ones, draw pictures of what they need to find.
- Go to the ocean or the lake for a beach day. Make sure to collect seashells and other treasures. Then try this seashell craft.
- Play ball!
- Visit an aquarium.
- Rainy day? Have a movie marathon with popcorn and kid-friendly snacks. *Here are 40 family movie ideas PLUS a custom movie ticket generator!
- Play with sidewalk chalk–draw, color, and play hopscotch.
- Fly a kite. Here’s a kite you can decorate yourself.
- Play flashlight tag.
- Relax outside with a book, or take a sketch pad and draw what you see.
- Blow bubbles.(Check out this bubble machine!)
- Go camping — first-time campers can start by camping in the backyard. Check out all of our tips for first-time campers + a printable checklist.
- Pack a picnic, and head to the park.
- Go to an outdoor concert.
- Make your own popsicles from fruit juice.
- Visit your local library. Check to see what activities and story times are scheduled for summer.
- Go for a walk around the neighborhood.
- Make a blanket fort.
- Go mini golfing.
- Take your dog for a walk, or play fetch in the backyard.
- Do some gardening. Plant seeds or pick up some flower or vegetable plants.
- Run through the sprinkler in the backyard.
- Visit a new playground.
- Go bowling. (Kids can bowl FREE this summer.)
- Have a garage sale.
- Play board games or cards. Here are some of our favorite board games for family game night.
- Go for a hike or nature walk.
- Go to a drive-in movie.
Have a great summer!
And, don’t miss all of our other free printables.
Also read —
How to Have an 80s Summer (Free Printable Bucket List for Kids) + the Ultimate 80s Playlist
Saving Summertime: How to Connect with Your Kids this Summer
Energizing Brain Breaks + a Free Printable
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